Boo! Ok, so maybe that didn't scare you, but there are quite a few places that pop up this time of year that might do the trick. While most require a trip to the suburbs (or Indiana) they all promise to make you squirm.
So, go ahead--get into the Halloween spirit. Check out our top ten list of nearby haunted houses.
Statesville Haunted Prison 17250 S. Weber Rd. Crest Hill, Ill.
Yes, It's a drive, but Statesville has been voted No. 1 by HauntedHouseChicago.com for 8 years. While touring the faux jail's 30 "maximum security" cells, you will meet some familiar and murderous characters-- including Hannibal the Cannibal. Tickets are $30.
Psychosis Haunted House 200 N. Spring St., Elgin, Ill.
Consider yourself good with directions? Well find out at Psychosis, where there are long-winding, pitch-black mazes and the "Maze Master" is on the loose and terrorizing all who enter. Tickets are $15.
Basement of the Dead 42 W. New York St., Aurora, Ill.
Brace yourself and be ready for darkness, the floor dropping from beneath your feet and some strong gusts of wind in your face. HauntedHouseChicago.com voted it the No. 1 haunted house in 2008. Tickets are $15.
Disturbia - Torment of Fears 880 W. Lake St., Addison, Ill.
Disturbia is no ordinary haunted house: It's the living embodiment of your fears and nightmares. Yes, there is a girl who looks strikingly like a certain character from "The Exorcist" involved...Tickets are $18.
Asylum Xperiment 1033 N. Villa Ave, Villa Park, Ill.
What's better than getting two haunted houses for the price of one? The Asylum and the Odeum have joined forces to present the scariest lunatics of them all, so be prepared to explore 20 rooms of terror. Tickets are $20.
Reaper's Realm Haunted Attractions 626 177th Street, Hammond, Ind.
This haunted house has evil lurking around each corner as well as disturbed demons. It's definitely worth the ride to our neighboring state for a good spook. Tickets are $20.
The Fear Haunted House At Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, Ill.
Be ready to see the corrupted captain who has traveled the world in search of darkness and evil. Don't miss out on seeing all of the captured demons. Tickets are $20.
Dream Reapers Haunted House 1945 Cornell Ave., Melrose Park, Ill.
This place is 14,000 square feet of sheer terror. There are over 22 scare rooms and they even work odor into the mix. It's been one of the top rated area haunted houses for 11 years. Tickets are $16.
Realm Of Terror Horror Experience 421 W. Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach, Ill.
Dungeon Of Doom 2701 Deborah Ave. Zion, Ill.
This haunted house is two floors of scary madness. It's been recognized as one of the best haunts in both Chicago and Milwaukee, Wis. Check it out and see for yourself. Tickets are $15.